Ferretti Group Restarts Production in Italy
by Miranda Blazeby
The Ferretti Group has restarted production across all its Italian shipyards.
The group has announced that production activities have resumed at its facilities based in Ancona, Mondolfo, Cattolica, Forli, La Spezia and Samico.
It comes after new regulations were put in place in Italy to allow companies to return to work following the coronavirus outbreak.
The group added that it has adopted a range of “voluntary measures” to “strengthen the protection of its employees”, including a €100 productivity bonus for the month of April.
Speaking about the move, Ferretti Group chief executive Alberto Galassi said: “Today is a good day for us to reopen our shipyards and reopen them safely, thanks to the commitment of many who care about Ferretti Group’s people.
“The Ferretti Group is safely picking up where it left off: from the boats sold to be built and delivered and from the interest and trust of many shipowners around the world.”
It comes after New Zealand yard Yachting Developments announced it had resumed operations after prime minister Jacinda Ardern declared the country’s COVID-19 outbreak “eliminated”.